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Mixtures of disc-shaped and rod-shaped mesogens with chiral components

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Abstract

A novel mesogen has been synthesised, that not only combines two one disc-shaped and rod-shaped mesogens, but also includes a chiral group in the centre of the molecule. A protection and selective deprotection procedure allows the introduction of the chiral group in the central linking group of the mesogen. However, using this versatile procedure, a variety of other groups can be introduced selectively into the mesogen. The chiral group induces the formation of a cholesteric phase. Interestingly, the N* mesophase is miscible with the nematic phases of the precursor discs and rods. This study provides further evidence for the miscibility of discs and rods in a (chiral) nematic phase.

Graphical abstract: Mixtures of disc-shaped and rod-shaped mesogens with chiral components

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Submitted
10 Nov 2003
Accepted
09 Mar 2004
First published
15 Apr 2004

J. Mater. Chem., 2004,14, 1798-1803
Article type
Paper

Mixtures of disc-shaped and rod-shaped mesogens with chiral components

P. H. J. Kouwer, C. J. Welch, G. McRobbie, B. J. Dodds, L. Priest and G. H. Mehl, J. Mater. Chem., 2004, 14, 1798
DOI: 10.1039/B314342B

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